Commercial flooring has to be hardwearing and practical as it’s heavily used on a daily basis. It needs to be able to withstand high levels of footfall and the rigours of regular cleaning.
Let’s take a look at some of the most durable and versatile commercial flooring solutions on the market.
The many benefits of vinyl flooring
Vinyl flooring is extensively used in industrial and commercial settings such as factories, schools, care homes, health and leisure centres and offices.
Its prime qualities are that it’s hard wearing and water-resistant. Muddy footprints and spillages can be wiped clean. This makes it ideal for corridors and wards that always have people walking through them. You can clear up any mess quickly and hygienically. Unlike tiles, there are no gaps for bacteria to lurk, and the smooth surface makes it easy to maintain.
Vinyl flooring is very hardwearing and an ideal solution for most environments with heavy foot traffic. It comes in a wide range of styles and colours and is softer and warmer underfoot than other types of flooring, making it more welcoming to visitors.
Different types of safety flooring
For many commercial environments, slip resistant safety flooring is critical.
Slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of injuries in the workplace, and there’s extensive health and safety legislation in place to ensure working environments don’t put people’s safety at risk.
Here are a few of the safety flooring options we provide at FineLine Flooring:
- Altro Safety Flooring is PVC flooring with a non-slip vinyl coating. It’s designed to be fitted in wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, changing rooms, storerooms and clinical areas.
- Polysafe Flooring from Polyflor is sustainable and slip resistant and conforms to HSE Guidelines and EN 13845. Polysafe safety vinyl has a patented construction of flexible, high-grade vinyl flooring with slip-resistant grains throughout the wear layer to ensure a durable surface that’s slip-resistant for the life of the flooring. It’s popular in commercial, educational, healthcare, public and industrial sectors.
- Safetred Universal Safety Floors from Tarkett are practical solutions for any area that potentially presents a risk of slips or falls. Anti-slip grip provides a high level of protection while the reinforced surface protects against stains.
Practical and versatile carpet tiles
Carpet tiles are highly used in settings such as offices and libraries as they offer many practical benefits, not least their durability and flexibility.
Carpet tiles create less waste than if you use a large roll of carpet that needs to be cut to size. With carpet tiles, you fit individual tiles to fill the space. If you have a large room with awkward corners and objects to cut around, tiles are much easier to lay than having to try and cut a roll of carpet to fit.
The other main benefit is that individual tiles can be replaced rather than having to take up the whole carpet. For example, heavy areas of footfall near doorways or patches that have been worn down by the castors of chairs can be swapped with new tiles.
As a result of these benefits, carpet tiles are cost-effective in terms of long-term maintenance. They’re also highly flexible as they come in a broad range of colours. You can even use different coloured carpet tiles to define different sections of a room.
Would you like to find out more about durable commercial flooring options?
Whatever your space or style, we can find a look that’s right for your interior. Our design and flooring specialists will be happy to discuss various options with you.
From inception to completion, we meet all health and safety guidelines and are fully covered for commercial and employer’s liability insurance. All our flooring installers are CSCS registered and monitored to the highest standards.